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On the cover of the fishing rules guide

Cheney-area girl's catch lands her in state Fish and Wildlife's 2017-18 publication


John McCallum

Marie Claire Mayfield shows off a framed copy of the cover of the Department of Fish and Wildlife's "Washington Sport Fishing Rules" booklet featuring a picture of her and her first steelhead catch.

The best way to keep something a surprise is to make sure others don't see whatever it is.

Easy to do, except when that surprise is an appearance in a statewide publication.

That was the case for Fish Lake-area resident Bridgett Mayfield. Mayfield received a text early in June from a friend who spied copies of the 2017-2018 edition of the state Department of Fishing and Wildlife's "Washington Sport Fishing Rules" booklet in a local store and recognized the face on the cover - Mayfield's 12-year-old daughter Marie Claire.

Mayfield knew the photo as one her husband had taken three years earli...

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